Both the itc-308 and the itc-310 are good multifunctional temperature control systems that can control both the heating and cooling elements of your system to maintain your specified temperature no matter the outside conditions.
These thermometer systems are very easy to use and to set up and can be useful in a wide range of applications. Consider the differing power and features of the Inkbird itc-308 vs 310 to decide the temperature regulation system that is right for your uses.
Inkbird itc-308 vs 310
The Inkbird itc-308 is a very user-friendly temperature control system that can be used for a wide variety of functions. It can control heating and cooling elements so that you can maintain a consistent temperature no matter the outside temperature.
The Inkbird 308 doesn’t pack quite as much power as the Inkbird 310, so it may not be as good for controlling large scale temperature like entire buildings or large bodies of water. The 308 also doesn’t have programmable periods, so it is only functional for maintaining a consistent temperature until you manually change the temperature.
If you want to maintain a consistent temperature in a medium or small space and want a user friendly and easy to set up temperature control system for a reasonable price, the Inkbird itc-308 may be perfect for you.
● High and low temperature buzzer alarms
● Probe can be put in fresh or saltwater long-term
● Controls heating and cooling units to provide consistent set temperature
● 50mm x 6mm probe Is included but if you want a 12-inch sensor you will need to buy it separately
● Provided user manual is difficult to read
● Cannot set temperature to less than a degree, ex. cannot program 90.5 degrees
● Does not provide programmable temperature control
Inkbird ITC-308 Specifications
● Control heating, cooling, and on-off control
● Temperature Control Range of -50~99 °C / -58~210 ° F
● Temperature Accuracy of ±1°C (-50 ~ 70°C) / ±1°F (-50 ~ 160° F)
● Relay Contact Capacity for cooling is: 10A, 100-240VAC and for heating it is: 10A, 100-240VAC
● 12 month warranty
Inkbird ITC-308 Review
The Inkbird itc-308 is an output temperature controller with a dual relay design that is safe and very easy to use. For refrigeration there is a compressor delay protection feature. High and low temperature alarms can make you feel safe knowing that temperature will never exceed your presets.
A sensor fault alarm also makes the itc-308 safe and reliable. Output power of 1,000W(110V) /2,000W(220V) makes this temperature controller safe and suitable for most applications of small or medium size. Whether you are home brewing beer, ciders, or other malt beverages, maintaining the temperature in your aquarium or terrarium room, maintaining ideal temperatures for pet breeding or incubation, or just want a high-quality temperature control system for your barbecue or oven, this is a great system for you.
The Inkbird itc-308 is extremely easy to use with a plug-and-play design that will make it easy for anyone to manage the temperature they need to control. Dual relay output lets you connect temperature control for heating equipment as well as refrigeration simultaneously. This unit can be read in Fahrenheit or Centigrade for your convenience.
A dual display window allows you to see the temperature that is being measured at the time as well as set temperature. This device is calibrated for temperature so you can be confident of its accuracy. The differential function for heating and cooling can be separately set so that the temperature will not change drastically or rapidly.
The Inkbird itc-310T offers all of the convenient features and alarms of the Inkbird 308 but packs more power so that it can control the temperature in larger spaces or bodies of water. 6 programmable periods make it easy for you to customize control with different temperatures for different times of the day or night. If you need to adjust temperature frequently but don’t want to be there to program your temperature control system, this may be the perfect system for you.
This thermometer will not only maintain temperature for you but allow you to create a customized temperature schedule that is ideal for maintaining exotic pets or other extremely delicate temperature control work. It will cost you a little bit more than the 308 and since it is a newer model it may not have all of the add-ons of the 308 like the ability to fit into a European socket.
If you aren’t interested in the ability to program different periods at different temperatures this feature may be confusing and unnecessary. While this system is more powerful than the itc-308, it is still capable of controlling smaller spaces so if you want the control of the six programmable periods but don’t need the power of the itc-310, the Inkbird 310 can still meet your needs.
● Programmable in 6 temperatures in 6 periods of time
● Easy to use plug-and-play design
● Provides user calibration for perfect accuracy
● Alarms for high and low temperatures as well for sensor errors
● Provides greater power for more temperature control than the itc-308
● Slightly more expensive than the 308
● If only one temperature is desired the programmable six sections may be confusing
● Does not come with 12 inch probe, only 50mm x 6mm
Inkbird ITC-310T Specifications
● On/Off control, heating and cooling
● Temperature control range of -50~120°C /-58~248° F
● Temperature accuracy of ±1°C (-50 ~ 70°C) / ±1°F (-58 ~ 158° F)
● Relay Contact Capacity for cooling is 10A, 100-240VAC and for heating is 10A, 100-240VAC
Inkbird ITC-310 Review
The Inkbird itc-310 is widely used for all sorts of home applications as it is an extremely versatile and easy to use temperature control system. Whether you are breeding or hatching pets or livestock, monitoring the temperature in an aquarium or a terrarium room, home brewing beer or seed sprouting this can be a wonderful temperature control system for you.
This is also a great system to maintain constant temperature cycling if you have a heating pump as well as to provide over temperature protection automatic control for all kinds of equipment. The plug and play design of this system makes it extremely easy to use with both refrigeration and heating equipment.
The Dual LED display makes it easy to see the current temperature as well as set a new temperature. This device can read in either Centigrade or Fahrenheit for your convenience. The huge output power of 1,200W (110V) /2,200W (220V) distinguishes this system from the Inkbird itc-308 and provides enough power for most applications.
Temperature is calibrated for accuracy and you can set differential separately for heating and for refrigeration, offering complete accurate temperature control over whatever you need heated or cooled. The Inkbird itc-310 is programmable with six temperatures in six periods of time so that you can customize the temperature control to your exact preferences.
This level of control is especially important if you are monitoring temperature in a room where fluctuations are required at precise times and by precise increments. You can calibrate this thermometer yourself so that you can feel completely confident that it is accurate. Alarms for high and low temperatures as well as when there are sensor errors or over temperature will let you feel confident that you can use this system safely and will be alerted in case of errors.